BMW’s i8 Spyder is now winking at us thanks to a couple of videos. No longer is the roadster version of the BMW i8 a static display .
The new promo videos must be the Bavarians’ way of reminding us how the Beijing Motor Show is coming up later this month.
This is important, because that’s what the BMW stand will have for a flagship concept. China’s market is quite important to BMW, as we keep finding out from recent sales results.
Even though the presentation may have changed, BMW’s i8 Spyder concept won’t see anything different on its body or performance.
It’s still a 131 horsepower electric motor teamed with a 1.5 liter three cylinder turbocharged engine producing another 223 horsepower.
As you’d imagine, the BMW i8 Spyder also retains the fuel economy and performance figures. It can manage 78 mpg on the US cycle and it develops a combined 354 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque.
Those latter figures will help the new BMW concept go from 0 to 60 in just 5 seconds and the top speed figure stands at a very German 155 mph.
I will say something though, the BMW i8 Spyder looks even better in videos than it does in photos. That fluid design is certainly something worth looking at.
Rolling in quietness on a roof parking lot is nice but the second part where you see at night is miles more impressive.
This is where you realize that the BMW i8 Spyder actually has the making of a serious posing machine. It doesn’t look like anything other than a supercar.